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Books
· Dream-Dust Parasites

· The Angel of Luxury and Sadness, Volume One

· Facing The Demon of noontide


Short Stories
· The Orpheus Plague

· The Phantom Library

· Theresa Jones - by Ian Irvine (hobson)

· The Doubtful Muse - by Ian Irvine (Hobson)

· Samuel Elmsmore Dreams of Harry The Crab

· Five Boxes and a Knife

· Trevor Franklin Refuses to Allow me to Impress my Teacher


Articles
· New Science Perspectives on Ghosts and Other Paranormal Phenomena

· Sara Douglass, Speculative Fiction & Medieval History

· Transmedia Story-Telling (in a Holographic Multiverse)

· Zoetics: New Perspectives on Fundamental Creativity

· Muse of the Long-Haul: Thirty-One Isles of the Creative Imagination

· Trickster Gods and the Quantum Muse: Creativity and the Multiverse

· Hermesian Epidemics: Depression, Anxiety, Derealisation, Narcissism ,

· Hermes Negatively Polarised - Pt 5 Alchemy and the Imagination

· The Angel of Luxury and Sadness

· Notes on Creativity Revolutions: Modernism - A Literature of the Void?


Poetry
· Hypatia and the Ruined Serapeum

· Awake in the Chamber of Darkness (The Egyptian Sequence)

· Innana in the Goldmine

· Hermapolis: Thoth and Ma'at Assist the Time Travellers

· Hiroshima Dance

· Three Poems in Platform 15

· Any Available Exit

· Spirits in Triples

· Tending the Grove - from the Taliesin-Ceridwen Sequence

· The Chase Across time (part 2)

         More poetry...
News
· Maximising Inspiration in Early Drafts of Creative Works

· Hermes, Thoth and Seshat: (Un)Heralded Gods of the Postmodern Transition

· Aradale Creativity Weekend

· The Gods Abandon Olympus (for Hollywood) - Public Talk

· Sara Douglass Worlds - Revived

· Bendigo Writers Festival 2014

· An Accidental Soldier (based on Silent Parts by John Charalambous)

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  The Cemetery by the Coast - by Ian Irvine (Hobson)
by Ian Irvine (Hobson)
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Robe, South Australia, is a remote town off the main Melbourne-Adelaide road. Situated on the South Australian coast it can be a haunting place, especially at night in the middle of winter.


The Cemetery By the Coast
(Robe South Australia 1995)
by Ian Irvine


There is a cemetery
a place of dead things
of bones
of things extinct
things that lived
but now have given up the ghost

There is a cemetery
a place of memories
of bones
of regrets
of words unspoken
buried in the worm-black soil.

I come to the graveyard
armed with a silver spade
I come like pilgrim or a penitent
weary of heart
broken ...
I come
to the cemetery by the coast.

* This poem was first published, along with work by fellow Australian poets John Kinsella and John Tranter, in the US online journal 'Conspire' (one of the world's first online literary ezines) in 1998 . It also featured in the collection of poetry 'Facing the Demon of Noontide' 2001.
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Reviewed by Axilea MU 11/6/2010
Evocative beauty. I have similar thoughts in a place like this one.

Axilea
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